“Diamond Diana” Hits The Charts!

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The new collection Diamond Diana: The Legacy Collection hits the charts in a big way this week, returning Diana Ross to the Top 30 of the Billboard 200 for the first time in more than 30 years!

Debuting for the week ending January 27, 2018 at #30, Diamond Diana is the singer’s first Top 30 entry on the Billboard 200 since Swept Away hit #26 in 1984.  The new collection just edges out I Love You, which topped out at #32 in 2007.  Interestingly, Diamond Diana is now the second highest-charting Diana Ross solo hits compilation on the Billboard 200, following only 1976’s Greatest Hits (which peaked at #13).  Meanwhile, on the magazine’s Top Album Sales chart (which counts only physical album sales, not streaming), Diamond Diana debuts at #5!

Over on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, Diamond Diana bows at #18, her first Top 20 entry on the…

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Oak Island & British Templars

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Originally posted on The Secret Dossier :
I watched, stunned tonight, as the latest installment of the Curse of Oak Island aired in the USA at 9 pm Pacific Time.  Was anyone else seeing what I had? Researcher Doug Crowell traced…

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JFK Witness Deaths: Graphical Proof of a Conspiracy

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JFK Witness Deaths: Graphical Proof of a Conspiracy

Richard Charnin
Oct.14, 2013
Updated:Aug.29, 2015

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This post is updated for the latest data, analysis and graphics from the JFK Calc Spreadsheet/database of Unnatural and Suspicious Deaths. Mortality rates used for expected deaths and probabilities are from http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0005124.html.

The Poisson distribution function calculates the probability of rare events based on the difference between the actual and statistically expected number.

Assuming that 1400+ material witnesses were connected to the assassination, then based on annual mortality rates for major causes of death, 214 deaths were expected in the 1964-78 period (196 natural and 18 unnatural). Among the 122 suspicious deaths in JFK Calc, 78 were officially ruled unnatural (34 homicides, 16 suicides, 24 accidents, 4 unknown). The probability is:
P = E-61 (1 in…

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Surrender (1971)

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“I don’t know how to be nothin’ but yours…”

Considering the calculated effort it took to extricate Diana Ross from The Supremes — including a frantic race to release a final #1 single on the group and then a whirlwind of publicity surrounding the move — the first year of the singer’s solo career was surprisingly erratic.  When Diana’s debut solo single, the Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson-penned “Reach Out And Touch (Somebody’s Hand),” failed to make an immediate impact on listeners, Motown founder Berry Gordy, Jr. panicked and put Deke Richards to work with the singer.  Then, suddenly, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” raced to #1 on the pop and R&B charts, and producers Ashford & Simpson were back in the driver’s seat, quickly coming up with a follow-up single (“Remember Me”).  The result was that the Richards album, titled Everything Is Everything, was released without a promotional…

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The Boss Returns To The Charts

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Fans have been waiting a long time for new music from Diana Ross — and although we’re still waiting, it’s nice to see Miss Ross riding high again on the Billboard and iTunes music charts.

From her collection Diamond Diana: The Legacy Collection, a new remix of “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” sits at #38 on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart for the week ending December 2.

Billboard Top Dance Club Songs for the week ending December 2, 2017

And in the wake of Diana’s triumphant performance at the American Music Awards, at which she was honored with a lifetime achievement award, not one…not two…but three Diana Ross collections charted in the iTunes R&B Top 20, led by The Number Ones and followed closely by Diamond Diana.

iTunes R&B Albums Chart: November 20, 2017

Congratulations to Miss Diana Ross — and here’s to continued success in 2018!

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Ross (1983)

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“But I’ll tell you this for sure, if nothing is ventured, then nothing is gained…”

1983 would turn out to be one of the biggest years of Diana Ross’s career, although it had nothing to do with the new material she was releasing.  Coming after the platinum Why Do Fools Fall In Love and the gold Silk Electric, 1983’s Ross — Diana’s third album for RCA Records — pretty much sank without a trace.  There wasn’t a major hit single to be found here — the closest was “Pieces Of Ice,” which just made the top 40.  Still, Diana Ross would garner as much publicity as she ever had in 1983 — first, due to her appearance and “reunion” with the Supremes on the TV special “Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, and Forever,” and next with her infamous Central Park concerts, broadcast on Showtime.

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A Very Special Season (1994)

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“Although it’s been said, many times, many ways…”

In a recent interview with Lance Chau, producer Nick Martinelli remembered, “EMI UK decided they wanted a Christmas CD.  I was asked to put it together.  The studio sessions lasted about three to four weeks.  All the tracks were recorded in London except for ‘Amazing Grace.’  Most of the musicians were from the London Symphony.  My favorite tracks were ‘Overjoyed’ and ‘War Is Over.'”

The Christmas CD he’s talking about is A Very Special Season, which is Diana’s Ross’s first and only full-length solo holiday album.  Like 1989’s Greatest Hits Live, this was an international project only, and was never officially released in the United States.  That said, it’s relatively easy to find in the states, and has certainly become an essential for fans; reviews were also strong, with the All Music Guide stating that it  “easily ranks among the diva’s best of the ’90s. Instead…

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